Cleaning the image of an improved Philippe Coutinho

Neymar Andres Iniesta Barcelona BATE Borisov UEFA Champions League 11042015

Neymar Andres Iniesta Barcelona BATE Borisov UEFA Champions League 11042015

The Portuguese forward netted three league goals for Sporting, 84 for Manchester United, 311 for Real Madrid and 14 with Juventus so far. Eibar just couldn't deal with with Suarez and that ultimately told. But he was left all alone against Suarez when Sergi Roberto caught the defense out of position with a quick throw-in directly to Suarez, who shot past Riesgo from a tight angle in the 59th. Replacing him won't be easy either.

Coutinho was at the heart of a slick raid, playing a one-two with Suarez and then sliding the Uruguayan in on goal with a defence-splitting pass. Suarez needed a couple of touches to get the ball out from under his feet but he quickly adjusted to shoot beyond the advancing Asier Riesgo. Subs - Vidal 5, Semedo 5, Dembele 7.

Click through the gallery above to see the players with the most goals in each of Europe's top five leagues.

Aside from the above, Neymar dropped away from the Ballon d'Or running and it is now accepted by the Brazil global that he made a mistake in moving clubs.

The visitors managed to keep Barcelona at bay, but it was only a matter of time before the Catalan side ran rampant, scoring two goals in six minutes.

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Eibar had a golden chance to register 15 minutes from time when Cote found the head of Pablo De Blasis, but Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was on hand to make a fine save.

Messi scored his first domestic league goal against Albacate on May 1, 2005, in a two-minute cameo from the bench. There is just one gap in the attack - Messi and Suarez rest very rarely - and even though Ousmane Dembele is still the favourite for the left wing spot, the debate is open again.

Messi collected the ball off Luis Suarez and drove it into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 lead over Eibar and notch his quadruple century after 435 matches.

Since moving to France, though, he has been regularly linked with a return to Spain, previously with Real Madrid but more recently with Barcelona.

The midfielder is largely responsible for making his side's task in the second leg a whole lot easier having won a late penalty which Coutinho converted late in the game.

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